Residential Support Worker

at Gianna Home (view profile)
Location Sarnia, Canada
Date Posted April 27, 2024
Category Other
Job Type Other


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 Job Title:            Residential Support Worker

Company:         The Gianna Home

Job Type:            On-Call/Part time

Salary:                 Minimum Wage

About us:

The Gianna home is a Christ centered organization. We strive to provide not only a home but a new beginning.  We do this through essential life skills training, compassion, love, and support to teach women how to become great mothers.  We value the dignity of human life, integrity, excellence, respect, and collaboration.  You can be a part of transforming a woman’s life! If you have a passion for supporting women and love working with babies, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Position Summary:

We are seeking a hard-working, highly motivated, and honest individual to join our team at The Gianna Home as a Residential support worker. (Our home is staffed 24 hours a day throughout the year, (including weekends, holidays and during the summer months) An applicant must be able and willing to work all shifts, including days, afternoons and midnights as assigned, as well as assigned Holidays.

The role of the Residential Support Worker is to support pregnant and new mothers within our home.

Major Responsibilities:

Direct support; Helping women to develop skills needed to be a good mother:

  • Encourage personal skill development.
  • Building self esteem
  • Building relationships based on respect, support, guidance, and direction when appropriate.
  • Encouraging, teaching and assisting with household, community and personal responsibilities such as shopping, cleaning, banking, appointments and ensuring they are completed
  • Supporting people in social situations to learn to feel comfortable and build positive relationships
  • Understand and assist in developing appropriate family values.

Teamwork -  Building a Strong team:

  • Offering support, respect, and feedback to team members
  • Ensuring clear, concise, and honest communication
  • Attending mandatory staff meetings and contributing professionally
  • Covering assigned shifts
  • Taking ownership and responsibility for your role as a team member
  • Sharing and contributing ideas, knowledge, questions, and feelings
  • Maintaining strict confidentiality is of prime importance when collaborating with other team members to ensure the privacy and trust of residents and their families.

 Documentation/Communication - Ensuring Information is Documented:

  • Reading and documenting in communication books before and after each shift as appropriate.
  • Writing reports immediately following an event (Eg. Doctor appointment)
  • Correctly documenting medication administration
  • Initialing all documentation so the team knows you have seen it.
  • Ensuring client files are kept updated with appropriate documentation.

Other Duties as Assigned:

  • Sometimes, unpredictable, and unplanned situations arise within the home. The staff is responsible for ensuring these situations are dealt with in a way consistent with the philosophy of The Giana Home and the Home Manager is notified immediately.

Overnight Shifts:

  • Remain at the home throughout the assigned shift, awake and alert. Duties specific to individual nights will be assigned by the house manager
  • Complete assigned tasks
  • Assist individuals for the morning routine.
  • Report any issues or concerns to the house manager.

Qualifications and Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 2-4 years consistent work experience
  • Mature, responsible, and reliable individual
  • Team player
  • Computer skills in Microsoft office is needed.
  • Must be able to prepare meals or guide residents with the preparation of meals
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Able to lift 25 lbs
  • Able to climb up and down stairs multiple times a shift

If you are committed to our mission and meet the qualifications, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and interest in the position to